Just a quick one really. We've recently implemented MEE over a range of laptops throughout the business. i.e. different models.
If, for instance, one of the laptops died (for whatever reason... lets say faulty motherboard) would we be able to take the SafeBooted HDD and put it into another machine without any issues?
I guess what I'm asking is, does SafeBoot/MEE rely on anything to link it to the hardware it was initially installed on? I'm thinking serial number, or MAC address, or something like that. A unique identifier.
Hope that makes sense! Just let me know if any clarification is required.
(Ps. I've used SafeBoot and MEE interchangeably above for simplicity. We actually run MEE 5, 1, 9, 0.)
Had a laptop's motherboard croak this morning and it was encrypted with McAfee EE. We did have the virus option enabled and so it gave a virus warning when we swapped to a machine of the same hardware. I don't know if this is official, but I was able to use SafeTech and do an emergency boot and everything worked fine after that.
If you require the virus protection then it seems there is still a way to do it without too much effort. I cannot comment on TPM as we don't use that.